Author: Nora Faris

From the cornfields to Capitol Hill, from the white farmhouses of mid-Missouri to the White House, I am an ardent advocate for American agriculture. President Dwight D. Eisenhower once remarked, “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the cornfield.” As an agricultural communicator and CAFNR Corner Post staff writer, I look forward to using my pencil (or computer, smartphone, camera and other tools of the journalistic trade) to reveal the challenges and opportunities of the agriculture industry in meaningful ways and bring the cornfield closer to the average consumer.

Editorial: It’s not all Greek to me — Why I didn’t go Greek

Before I came to the University of Missouri, my perception of “Greek life” was, I thought, typical. The word “Greek” brought to mind images of mythological lore (remember the Titans?); the archaeological remnants of ancient civilizations; and foods laced with…

Passion for plants defines CAFNR student’s career goals

Yia Yang’s recipe for success is simple: water, sunlight and carbon dioxide. Yang, a freshman studying plant sciences, plans to cultivate a career in biotechnology, developing seeds that will feed the world’s burgeoning population. Hailing from Wheaton, Missouri, Yang hopes…

Grand opening of ADM Center showcases new ag learning lab

The ADM Center for Agricultural Development was unveiled at a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9. The newly established center contains prototype classrooms for the generation of innovation. Sponsored by a $1 million grant from Archer Daniels Midland (ADM),…

CAFNR Internship Fair showcases opportunities

Rather than waiting for an opportunity to come knocking, students in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) opened the doors to internship possibilities at the CAFNR Career Services Internship Fair, held in Bond Life Sciences Center on…

Northern exposure — New dining location caters to Mizzou North

Columbia’s vibrant menu of dining locations—options ranging from international to super local—has seen a new and innovative addition, thanks to the culinary contributions of University of Missouri Club & Catering. Their new diner du jour, Café 115, is located in…